Three Featurettes for Tron: Legacy Discuss Story, Myth, and Clu
12.02.10 by Ryan
Despite a deluge of promotional items, including countless posters, clips, and trailers, preliminary surveys by Hollywood tracking firms indicate that Tron: Legacy may fall well below box office expectations when it opens December 17. While tracking surveys are not infallible, why not celebrate those results with three new featurettes?
The original Tron saw Jeff Bridges play a video game programmer named Kevin Flynn who is sucked into a computerized world and teams with a security program named Tron to bring down the evil Master Control Program. Tron: Legacy fast forwards 28 years, with Bridges missing in the computer world leaving his son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) to enter the game grid and rescue his father. The first of the featurettes discusses Legacy's story, with interviews with Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, and including footage from the movie.
The second featurette focuses on the main adversary Clu, the avatar security program created by Bridges that has become corrupted. Bridges was digitally de-aged so he could play both roles, though director Joseph Kosinski recently admitted to Vulture that he doesn't think Clu is "at 100 percent in 100 percent of the shots" though "you buy this thing as a real character." See what you think in the video below.
The final featurette is sort of a culmination of the two previous featurettes as it discusses the myth of the movie through interviews with Bridges, Hedlund, Wilde, producers Jeffrey Silver and Sean Bailey, and production designer Darren Gilford.